Panthers Head To Baldwin Wallace For Tri-Meet

Photo by Wade Aiken
Photo by Wade Aiken

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford swim teams will head to Baldwin Wallace for the final regular season action of the 2017-18 season.

The women's team will compete against both Baldwin Wallace and Franciscan for a tri-meet.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off hosting a tri-meet themselves last Saturday.

Combined, the Panthers topped Wells College, 183-140. Pitt-Bradford fell to Penn State-Behrend, 247-100.

In just the men's events, the Panthers defeated Wells, 124-52. Penn State-Behrend came out on top over Pitt-Bradford, however, 139-61.

Wells defeated the Panthers women's team, 88-59, and Penn State-Behrend won, 108-39.

The meet started with a bang for the Panthers men's team as they claimed first in the 400-medley relay with a pool-record breaking time of 3:40.97. Corey Kossled off the event with Noah Frederick, Nicholas Boyd and Benjamin Koss rounding out the squad.

In the women's 200-freestyle, Jillian Wright took second place with a time of 2:24.54.

Benjamin Koss claimed the first individual win of the day with a victory in the men's 200-freestyle with a time of 1:48.45. 

Kayla Broad grabbed second place in the 50-freestyle with a time of 27.03. 

Jared Schwab claimed the victory in the event with a time of 21.94. 

In the men's 200-butterfly, Devyn Condon placed second with a time of 2:12.78.

Benjamin Koss later placed second in the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:05.20.

Wright claimed the first victory of the day for the Panther women in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:47.44, nearly nine-and-a-half seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. 

Frederick grabbed second place in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:21.27.

The Pitt-Bradford women's 400-freestyle relay team earned first place as Kayla BroadBeyleigh Duda, Wright and Danica Andrews finished with a time of 4:31.14. 

In the men's 400-freestyle relay, Corey Koss stepped up to the starting blocks and received a round of applause before his final swim at home as Panther.

The team of Koss, Carey Behm, Condon and Schwab finished in 3:25.44 for third place.

For his performance last week, Benjamin Koss was named the AMCC Men's Swimmer of the Week.

After Saturday's meet, the Panthers will prepare for the 2018 AMCC Championships at Penn State-Behrend from Feb. 14-17.

Action Saturday is set to begin at 1 p.m.